In MHW, “The New World” event quest sports a pretty straightforward name for a very strange quest. It’s a “collaboration” with the official Monster Hunter live-action movie. As such it stands with FFXIV and The Witcher as a parallel universe crossover with guest characters popping into the main game. It’s not nearly as involved as either of those missions, however. It doesn’t introduce any new monsters like Behemoth or the Ancient Leshen. Instead you get a couple cutscenes, brand-new gear, and some layered armor to go with it. All the while you play as Artemis: who I guess is Milla Jovovich’s starring character from the film. Despite the complicated setup, it’s all pretty standard stuff. Even so, I’ve gone ahead and created this guide on how (and why) to do the first Monster Hunter movie event quest, The New World, in MHW!
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Don’t worry about your build, items, or meals for this mission. None of those will matter as you dive directly into the action as Artemis. A brief cutscene will play before you find yourself equipped with everything you need. Even the usual item box goodies, like First-aid Meds, will already be in your inventory.
Perhaps the only thing worth mentioning here is your weapon. Artemis begins with a pair of raw damage Dual Blades equipped (matching her movie character counterpart). You might not be super familiar with this weapon class. Like me! Which would make this initial battle — against a Black Diablos — more trouble than necessary. Luckily, while the event quests don’t spell it out for you, you can go to the Item Box back at camp and replace your equipment with a bone variant of any weapon you prefer.
From there, The New World is a pretty standard battle in the Wildspire Waste. The aforementioned Black Diablos will be automatically tracked by Scoutflies and doesn’t appear to leave the area. While you can change your weapon type, you can’t alter your armor from the Artemis set (which unlocks for crafting at the end of this mission). However, the gear comes with some useful skills for this particular battle. Three levels of Stun Resistance in particular makes you immune to some of the worst the creature has to offer.
Artemis Alpha+ Armor – MHW The New World Event Quest
One of the Artemis armor set bonuses also helps. It confers the same lifesteal effect as Nergigante Ambition: giving you health back after landing a certain number of hits on any monster. It’s not the best lifesteal skill in MHW. It doesn’t hurt, either. The second set bonus is Great Luck, which matches another Elder Dragon ability, Kirin Divinity. Put together, the bonuses aren’t too terrible. Though the Decoration slots most certainly are godawful on this set, I’m sad to say. It’s tough to see it sitting well even in some mixed sets given how powerful armor has become in MHW.
You can take a look at the total skills on this armor yourself using the image above. Otherwise, I’ve also laid out the skills per piece below!
- Artemis Head – 2x Level 1 slots | 2x Peak Performance | 1x Earplugs
- Artemis Mail – 2x Level 1 slots | 2x Earplugs | 1x Recovery Up
- Artemis Guards – 1x Level 2 slot | 3x Health Boost | 1x Earplugs
- Artemis Coil – 1x Level 3 slot | 2x Blight Resistance | 2x Recovery Up
- Artemis Greaves – 1x Level 4 slot | 3x Stun Resistance | 2x Poison Resistance
Once you complete the mission, you should get exactly five pieces of chocolate. I assume this is some reference to the movie? Either way, it’s exactly the crafting material you need to complete every piece of the armor in one go! The only other thing you require is Zenny for the transaction. That means, unlike a number of event quests, you only need to run this mission once. Though you still have the event quest “To Our World” as the follow-up (with arguably the better reward in tow). Happy hunting!